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The Pearl, Bluffton, SC
The Pearl, Bluffton, SC
The Pearl, Bluffton, SC
The Pearl, Bluffton, SC
The Pearl, Bluffton, SC

The Pearl

4.7
4.7
2611 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Bringing to Old Town Bluffton a bright, fresh take on the dining experience, The Pearl Kitchen & Bar will please your palate with the freshest of ingredients prepared in a manner that will excite, entice, and keep you coming back for more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 757-5511
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Nate Clepper
  • Neighborhood
    Bluffton
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Entertainment
    REID RICHMOND every Thursday & Friday from 6-9JOHN WASEM every Saturday from 6-9
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,611 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Seafood

  • Hilton Head

    Neighborhood gem

  • Hilton Head

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Hilton Head

    Most Booked

2,611 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food and outstanding service in a quiet low country setting. Terrific place

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  2. Mary

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The noise level was so high we couldn't carry on a conversation with our dinner companions. Our filet mignon was ordered med-rare and came well done. We spoke with the server who called the manager. She gave us a bottle of Presecco as consolation. The prices were too high. Our server, Chelsea, was very gracious.

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  3. FOODIE4LIFE

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This beautiful place is a gem in Bluffton. The shrimp & crab piccata with pasta was absolutely delicious. My husband is gluten & lactose intolerant and our waitress, Maria, worked with him to come up with a wonderful salmon entree. We are visiting the area but will definitely come back to Bluffton and The Pearl. ❤️

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  4. CharlesE

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal and evening. Our entrees were fabulous.

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  5. DawnP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meals and service were impeccable as always!! Have never had a bad meal here.

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  6. ADR123HHI

    Coastal Georgia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Pearl is aways a good time and the food is delicious.

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  7. TimM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible cocktails inspired, well-executed cuisine. Great!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Pearl was wonderful! Our whole family loved every bite and the service was great!

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  9. Cyberdoc

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place. Varied menu - delicious food. Will go again

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  10. PastMember

    Charleston

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Need to change your menu......add some new stuff.

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  11. ioanar

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding dinner, loved everything from the atmosphere to the food and service

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  12. DanS

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, Great service, and Champagne for your birthday! Great touch!

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  13. JuliaK

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tuna poke appetizer was ok, but I probably would not order it again. Ceaser salad was very good. And the redfish entree was excellent!

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  14. JoeS

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been been to The Pearl many times and always loved it food service and atmosphere are excellent and we have always taken guests there and they have loved it as well.

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  15. Dori

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious as usual. Received a very good glass of champagne as it was our wedding anniversary. Our server, Sherri, was excellent, a real asset to the restaurant. Looking forward to returning for another great meal.

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  16. PaulL

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great all around, especially the Strawberry Cake (to die for!) The place was a bit too loud last night and the table was overly crowded and just felt a bit cramped. Young server was good, time will let her add a little personality to the experience like some of the veterans at the Pearl.

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  17. trimomtri

    Charleston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious as always. The she crab soup is the best I’ve ever had.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was wonderful as always. The Pearl continues to always be consistent with the experience they provide.

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  19. DonnieD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Dinner was excellent, cooked to perfection. We will dine soon again

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  20. SandyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and our waitress Sherri, was amazing

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  21. GregV

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go and relax, have good wine and great food.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our reservation was at 8:00. It was the earliest we could get inside. However, there were multiple empty tables when we arrived. The whole experience felt rushed. The food was excellent as always. The server was good, but again we felt rushed the entire time.

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  23. ConradC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional service by Chelsea made our birthday celebration memorable!

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  24. DeanB

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice Restaurant- we had our wedding anniversary there, food is reasonably priced if you stay away from the Steak selections. We both had nice fish dishes

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  25. ShannanB

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was great. Our server, Sherry, was so patient and helpful.

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  26. Juice

    Coastal Georgia

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pearl is a very nice restaurant with an appealing menu. Our appetizer (calamari) was nicely served with two sauces. The entrees were very good and beautifully presented. We both had a seafood dish over pasta - a blend of shrimp and crab. We also enjoyed reasonably priced wine by the glass. Eric was our server and he did a great job. We hadn't eaten at Pearl for a couple of years but we will be back again soon.

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  27. DarioReview

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pearl is a great place. Very good food and service. Very nice space too.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice atmosphere, piano music etc. giving a 3 due to my redfish came out blackened when I ordered broiled with butter and lemon. We wanted local oysters they only had Canadian which were great. Will give another try.

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  29. KarenH

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time in the pearl and we were not disappointed. Everything was fabulous! I had the redfish and it was cooked perfectly, and so was my husband’s filet. Great service also!! We will definitely be back.

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  30. KevinM

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. From apps to dessert. Definitely recommend.

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  31. JeanineL

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening - awesome service, delicious food - thank you.

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  32. Karen

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVED The Pearl! Food and cocktails were amazing!

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  33. JPCsf

    Charleston

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Redfish, shrimp with pasta, grouper were outstanding. The Pearl haas been one of our favorites for 7 years now.

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  34. JoyceM

    Coastal Georgia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious! We love dining there as often as possible.

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  35. Foodie

    Charleston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went at 5pm on a Monday night. As a result the restaurant was only slightly filled. My experience there is that when it is full there is considerable noise.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful outdoor dinner last night. Staff was great weather was perfect. Food was incredible. 

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  37. SocalTag

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit to Pearl and although it was very good, I would not say it was great, especially for the price. My wedge salad had mostly white iceberg lettuce and my husband thought his shrimp and grits dinner was a bit salty. The service was excellent!

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  38. JEB10

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's one of our favorite restaurants. The food is great and we LOVE sitting on the porch and enjoying conversations and drinks with friends.

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  39. WilliamS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and perfectly prepared entrees. Pleasant server. A must-do restaurant if you’re in the area!!

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  40. WilliamD

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our dinner at The Pearl was very nice. It was crowded and the noise made it difficult to have a conversation but otherwise it was a nice experience. Would recommend to anyone in Bluffton.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Pearl using the Order Online button. The Pearl also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 757-5511.

The Pearl is rated 4.7 stars by 2611 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Pearl

55 Calhoun Street, Bluffton, SC 29910

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bluffton
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nate Clepper
  • Entertainment
    REID RICHMOND every Thursday & Friday from 6-9JOHN WASEM every Saturday from 6-9
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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